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Overview of Windows NT Server Installation
NT server 4.0 installs in 4 phases: Phase 0- Preparation for NT server installation Phase 1- Gathering information about your computer Phase 2- Windows NT networking Phase 3- Finishing setup Phase 0 ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Phase 0 begins the NT installation. The installation program tries to detect which hardware your computer is using. It tries to detect video adapter,any mass storage device. Once it finds them,installation program asks the installer on which partition NT should be installed. ‡ Which file system should be used,in which directory the NT system files should be stored


username is required but organization is optional. ‡ ‡ Licensing mode Computer Name: unique computer name on the network. .Phase 1 ‡ ‡ During this phase .you will be prompted for the following information: Name and organization: This information is used for licensing purpose only.





Phase 2 ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ It prompts you to supply the following information regarding network configuration: Direct or Dial-In Connection to network Optional install of IIS Adapter and Protocols-based on your selection phase 2 will load the appropriate drivers Additional network services Domain .Backup domain controller(BDC).‡ Type of server: Primary domain controller(PDC). Emergency Repair Disk(ERD): It could be useful in fixing system problems later on.communiction.or member server. ‡ ‡ Administrator Password: password can be up to 14 characters long.ERD s are machine specific. ‡ Optional Components:likeaccessories.games multimedia etc.

Phase 3 ‡ In the last phase of installation. After synchronization is complete. All administration for the domain takes place through PDC Once changes are made at PDC. BDC s have an exact duplicate on the PDC s SAM database.the changes are then copied to the BDC. By default the changes to the SAM database are sent out every 5 minutes. ‡ ‡ It is the only server that can make changes to the database.NT requires the following information in order to complete configuration: ‡ ‡ Date and time zone Video driver NT server roles ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ NT server can be assigned one of three roles: PDC-Primary domain controller BDC-Backup domain controller Member server PDC ‡ PDC holds the directory database(SAM-security accounts manager)for the entire domain. . ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ PDC s SAM database is read-write. It is the first NT server to be installed and is assigned a domain security ID(SID)used to define domain. BDC ‡ BDC s are NT servers that have been configured as a domain controller server and receive copies of the PDC s SAM database.

It can become PDC .‡ It serves two main functions: -allow user to log on and authenticate to either PDC or BDC (Load Balancing) -used for fault tolerance ‡ ‡ You can have as many BDCs as you need In case PDC becomes unavailable.

Now you need to click C to create new partition . Select or create the partition on which you will install Windows Server 2003.Windows 2003 Server Installation Step by Step. it all depends upon your needs and your limitations. Start the computer from the CD. In this we are installing directly from a CD by booting your computer with the CD. Windows server 2003 welcome screen and available options press enter Read and accept the licensing agreement and press F8 if you accept it. Setup will load all the needed files and drivers. Beginning the installation process You can install Windows Server 2003 in several methods all are valid and good. You can press F6 if you need to install additional SCSI adapters or other mass-storage devices.

You don t need to do anything at this stage. It will then begin to load device drivers based upon what it finds on your computer. .Enter the partition size and press enter After creating the partition you need to select where you want to install windows server 2003 press enter Now you need to format your new partition with NTFS select the option as below and press enter Drive Format is in progress After format setup will start copying files is in progress Setup Initializes your windows configuration The computer will restart now and the installation process will start in graphical mode.


Current Keyboard Layout Accommodates the special characters and symbols used in different languages. United Kingdom. Current System Locale Affects how programs display dates. If you don t need to make any changes just press Next. Your keyboard layout determines which characters appear when you press keys on the keyboard. for example. currency. Choose the locale that matches your location. and numbers. if necessary. times.Click Customize to change regional settings. Enter the name and Organization click next .

Enter your product key click next .

Select the license mode you want to use click next .

Enter the computer name and administrator password click next .

Select the correct date and time for your computer click next .

Installing network in progress .

Now you need to set the network settings here select custom settings click next .

Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) click on properties .

Select use the following ip address radio button and enter you ip address details click ok .

After configuring IP address you need to click next .

.In the Workgroup or Domain window enter the name of your workgroup or domain.

You do not need to do anything. A domain is administered as a unit with common rules and procedures. A domain is a logical grouping of computers on a network that has a central security database for storing security information. If you re a stand-alone computer. or if you don t have the sufficient rights to join a domain leave the default entry selected and press Next. . or if you don t know what to enter.A workgroup is a small group of computers on a network that enables users to work together and does not support centralized administration. Next the setup process will finish copying files and configuring the setup. Centralized security and administration are important for computers in a domain because they enable an administrator to easily manage computers that are geographically distant from each other. Each domain has a unique name. and each computer within a domain has a unique name.


After finishing installation process your system will reboot and you can see logon screen .

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